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Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion

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Balenciaga S.A. is a luxury fashion house founded in Spain by Cristóbal Balenciaga, a designer born in the Basque Country, Spain. Balenciaga is considered one of the most influential fashion designers of the 20th century and was referred to as "the master of us all" by Christian Dior.

Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion
Dovima with Sacha, cloche and suit by Balenciaga, Café des Deux Magots, Paris, 1955, - © The Richard Avedon Foundation

Bendigo Art Gallery is bringing Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion to our shores from 17 August to 10 November 2019.

Balenciaga with his bubble skirts, use of fabrics and feminine, yet "modernistic silhouettes" became the trademarks of the house. His garments sculptural quality and unique use of colour and texture, set the scene for modern design.

Showcasing the work of this renowned couturier, the exhibition brings 100 garments and hats from the 1950s and 1960s alongside other works from his protégés who continue to work in the style inspired by the designer.

The collection also includes sketches, patterns, photographs, fabric samples and catwalk footage providing an insight into Balenciaga's work.

Tickets can be purchased online or at the door and are priced as follows:

Adult: $15.00
Concession: $12.00
Gallery Member: $10.00
Children under 16 years: $6.00
Children under 5 years: $0.00

The Bendigo Art Gallery located in the historic city centre of Bendigo, was founded in 1887 and is one of Australia's oldest and largest regional art galleries. Bendigo is located approximately 150 kilometres north-west of Melbourne and is easily reached by car or public transport.
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When: 17 August to 10 November 2019
Phone: (03) 5434 6088
Where: Bendigo Art Gallery 42 View Street, Bendigo, VIC 3550
Cost: Adults $15.00, Concession $12.00, Gallery Member $10.00, Children under 16 years $6.00, Children under 5 years $0.00
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